Tour of Duty


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Tour of Duty

In the military, a period of deployment, especially overseas. In business, the term may be used informally to describe a brief stint in a company or department, especially if the stint is undesirable but necessary.
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Merseyside members of the 208 (Liverpool) Field Hospital, after being presented with Afghanistan tour of duty medals Picture: EDDIE BARFORD/ eb090308amedics-10
During their tour of duty the volunteers soldiers were mainly employed as HGV drivers, transporting vital supplies, equipment and humanitarian aid.
But cheerio, chaps, I'm off on another tour of duty as human shield.
They were caught in a routine drugs test at the start of a two-year tour of duty in Northern Ireland.
tour of duty in a one-officer, marked, radio patrol unit.
WilTel Communications announced today that it has received the Patriot Award for its commitment to National Guard and Reserve employees during their tour of duty, supporting the defense of the United States through Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Muscat, Aug 26 (ONA) On behalf of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, Sayyid Asa'ad bin Tariq al- Said received in his office here today Salim Ghasab al-Zamanan, ambassador of the State of Kuwait to the Sultanate to bid him farewell at the end of his tour of duty as his country's ambassador to the Sultanate.
Abdullah Ensour, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan yesterday received Sheikh Musallam bin Bakhait al-Bara"ami at the end of his tour of duty in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Amman: Dr Abdullah Ensour, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, yesterday received Sheikh Musallam bin Bakheet Al Bara'ami, Oman's ambassador to Jordan, as he concluded his diplomatic tour of duty to the kingdom.
Summary: The lawyer for a US soldier accused of shooting dead 16 Afghan civilians says he was upset at doing a fourth tour of duty in a war zone.